Starting a week after I wrote my pop hit limericks, the charts shifted dramatically. Most notably, “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye finally fell out of the top ten after several months of consistently felicitous placement and Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hit number one. As for the latter, how is it as a song? Eh, it’s okay. Taylor Swift is hardly maturing out of her blindered teenage girl persona, but I never had any serious expectation that she would, and this song is basically just “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson but a little bit better.
Pop Song Limericks 8/17/2012
Some poetry this week, a series of limericks about the current top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Why? Who knows…
1. Whistle by Flo Rida
As subtle as sci-fi Jane Fonda,
Flo’s song has still proved a golconda.
And although it’s not earned,
It’s still nice that he’s learned
The art of the single entendre.